Improvised Panto Returns for December 2019!

Our Improvised Panto returns this December for more festive fun the whole family can enjoy! There will be heroes, villains, romance and songs aplenty all inspired by your suggestions. There will be plenty of opportunities to join in the fun – oh yes there will – in this highly interactive show full of gags and games… and every villain is going to need a henchman!

Our improvised pantomimes are a loving pastiche of traditional panto tropes and characters and alternative to the same old stories. Players don’t know which character they’re going to be play or what the story is going to be about as our fairy god-referees take suggestions from the audience. We will have live musical accompaniment for this year’s shows as well which is something we’ve wanted for a while!

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We’ll be bringing our improvised panto to The Palace in Longridge for the first time this December. It’ll be a night of laughter and mirth as players craft a pantomime adventure with only your suggestions and a sprinkling of fairy dust to guide them. We can’t wait to bring the show to the Palace (eat your heart out Cinderella) next month.

6th December 7.30pm

This is our third year of doing the pantomimes and they’ve been a sell-out success at Waterside Arts in previous years. We’re delighted to be back this year with four more shows so be sure to book your tickets now!

7pm 13th December

3pm 14th December(This will replace our regular ComedySportz 4 Tots show but still be aimed at an age 6 and under audience so book appropriately!)

5pm 14th December

7pm 14th December

Finally, we’ll also be performing an Adults Only version of the Improvised Pantomime on Saturday 7th December at The Kings Arms, Salford. This will replace our regular Improv Mullet Show. The show will start at 7.30pm!

These are currently our last booked in shows for 2019 so you won’t want to miss them! We’ll then return in January with new workshops and our New Year, New Games special at Waterside Arts!

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ComedySportz 18th Birthday Show!

In 2001 ComedySportz UK started with just two teams, one ref, no script and some jokes! Not much has changed since then (our except our player’s kits) and we’re delighted to be returning to the venue where it all began – Chorley Little Theatre – to celebrate 18 years of fun and laughter on Saturday, 16th of November!

It’s hard to believe since those humble beginnings that we’re still here 18 years later and have performed and taught all over the world! Our journey started when Bron (centre, pic above) came back from America to run the youth theatre at Chorley Little Theatre. She had fallen in love the show in America and asked if we could do a one off show for charity. Players and audience members love it and we’ve been putting the world into CSz Worldwide ever since!

18 years later and the ref still can’t control the players shenanigans!

Our birthday shows are always a highlight of our year and great fun for all ages. As always our birthday show will be a Chorley vs. Manchester match with players who have been with us since the beginning versus newer players. ComedySportz UK is now also legally old enough to drink so you’ll be able to find us in the bar after!

We’ll be playing plenty of audience favourite games including ‘Object Tag!’ so be prepared to bring some really imaginative objects to see if we use them in our game! In previous years people have given us everything from a spare tyre to a microwave from which to craft quick-witted jokes and gags.

Video Highlights From Previous Birthday Shows at Chorley Little Theatre!

 

If you can’t make it to Chorley you can also catch us at Waterside Arts (also on the 16th) as well as ComedySportz 4 Tots. Be sure to follow us on social media as we share memories from the last 18 years and we hope you’ll join us as we celebrate this very special birthday weekend!

These dates are also currently our last regular ComedySportz shows of 2019 as December will see the return of our our Improvised Pantomimes – book your tickets now!

ComedySportz 18th Birthday Show

Venue: Chorley Little Theatre
Tickets: £8 Adults £5 Concessions – Book Here
Date: 16th November 2019
Time: 19:30 (2hrs inc. interval)

 

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Improvised Pantomime Returns!

We’re only a few weeks away from the return of the ComedySportz Improvised Pantomime! OH YES WE ARE!

Each show will be a completely new adventure created from your suggestions and a little sprinkling of fairy dust. There will be heroes, villains and what we lovingly refer to as songs in this fond pastiche of the nation’s favourite Christmas show – we might also throw in a few ComedySportz games for good measure.

There will also be plenty of opportunities to join in to help our heroes win the day… and every good villain needs a henchman!

Our improvised pantomime proved a real hit with audiences at the Waterside in 2017 and we’re delighted to be back with more shows and more venues. With shows across Greater Manchester, there will be plenty of opportunities to catch these fantastically festive shows that are an alternative Christmas treat that the whole family can enjoy!

ComedySportz Improvised Pantomime

Tickets are available online:

Ramsbottom Civic Hall 8th December 4pm

The Way Theatre Studio 8th December 7pm

Waterside Arts 14th-15th December Various Times*

Please note: Fees may apply if booking online. You can also purchase tickets via venue box office.

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*The 3pm show on Saturday 15th December replaces our regular ComedySportz 4 Tots show. However, this show will still be aimed at younger audiences aged 6 and under.

NEW DATE ADDED for Auntie & Me @ The Greater Manchester Fringe

We’re delighted to say that due to popular demand a new date has been added for Auntie & Me at The Greater Manchester Fringe. The show will now run Thursday 26th til Saturday 27th July, giving you an extra opportunity to catch this deliciously dark comedy about dying!

Auntie and Me Greater Manchester Fringe

When Kemp receives a  letter from his aunt telling him she is “old and dying” he drops everything to see her off. But when she keeps on living he decided to see her off himself…

Shortlisted for Best Revival at the 2017 Greater Manchester Fringe, directed by CSzUK founder and manager Brainne Edge and starring ComedySportz’s Sean Mason, this mordant and whip smart tragi-comedy returns for another short run.

 

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Thursday 26th July

Friday 27th July

Saturday 28th July

You can find out more about the Greater Manchester Fringe here. You can find all the latest info on our upcoming shows here.

Auntie & Me @ The Greater Manchester Fringe

It’s time for the Greater Manchester Fringe and whilst our main shows may be improvised, sometimes our players quite like learning scripts and producing plays. In these troubled times of Brexit, Trump, Russia, and all of Manchester’s hills being on fire, what you need is something to cheer you up – so don’t miss this deliciously dark comedy about dying…!

Greater Manchester Fringe

When Kemp receives a letter from an aunt who claims she is “old and dying” he travels across the country to see her off. But when she insists on staying alive he decides to see her off himself…

Short-listed for Best Revival at the 2017 Fringe, Auntie & Me returns for 3 nights only by popular demand.

This production of Canadian writer Morris Panych’s mordant black comedy sees Sean Mason (ComedySportz, New Dawn Fades) return as Kemp, the put upon nephew waiting for his Aunt to die. “I can’t wait to step back into Kemp’s shoes, as sad as they are. He is this sort of Hancock-esque lost figure and the script is so full of rich layers waiting to unravel,” says Sean.

“A play about loneliness and death might not sound hilarious, but there is real, heart-felt humour in the script, even at its most absurd or farcical moments,” says director Brainne Edge, whose previous credits, outside of running ComedySportz Manchester, include the acclaimed JB Shorts and stage adaptations of classic sitcoms Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads and The Good Life.

Greater Manchester FringeAuntie & Me is a whip-smart comedy drama that promises rich humour and emotion with delightfully dark twists and turns that is not to be missed! You can find more information about this production and many other great shows at the Greater Manchester Fringe website.

Catch Auntie & Me at The King’s Arms Theatre 23rd, 26th and 27th July. Show starts 7pm. Tickets cost £8 (fees apply is booking online). Tickets are available here.

As always you can find out more about all of our upcoming shows including ComedySportz @ The Edinburgh Fringe Festival by visiting our shows page.